Solid Rock United Methodist Church
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
... building lives on the foundation of Jesus Christ

Ministries

 

Children’s Church

Children’s Church meets every Sunday morning following the Children’s Sermon.

 

Children’s Sermon

Children gather on the steps at the front of the church each week for a sermon just for them!

 

Kids Club

Kids Club has two sessions each year, spring and fall. It meets weekly for approximately six weeks each session. Children learn Bible stories and participate in a variety of activities.

 

Rock Solid Youth

Rock Solid Youth is for 5th through 12th grade and meets on Sunday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. (Occasionally the time will vary due to meetings of The WAY.) Youth group offers fellowship, snacks, games, worship, and a lesson/discussion time. Several events are scheduled throughout the year, such as going to concerts, TinCaps games, lock-ins, and conducting the Christmas Eve service. We also have many volunteer opportunities, such as serving at the Veterans dinner, helping at the local food pantry, and other activities. Each summer the kids have an opportunity to be a part of Epworth Forest Camp.

 

The WAY

The Way is for local kids and and youth groups to meet together as one. We meet from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at various locations every four to six weeks. During this time a meal is provided, we play games, worship with music, and hear a short message. Our next meeting is a little different than the standard meeting. We are having a lock-in on January 2nd starting at 5:00pm and going until January 3rd at 8:00am. We will be going to Ultrazone in Ft. Wayne during the night, the cost is $15. A liability waiver AND money is due by December 16th (can be picked up and returned to any local church).

 

Praise Team

The Solid Rock Praise Team ministers during every Sunday worship, leading energetic, uplifting, contemporary praise songs.

 

Mixed Choir

The adult mixed choir performs once a month during worship, also providing special music during the Easter and Christmas seasons.

 

Men’s Choir

The Men’s Choir provides music during worship periodically throughout the year.

 

SOS

Since its conception over twenty years ago, S.O.S. has been a vital link to our church and community. S.O.S., the familiar symbol for "Help," is the foundation on which the group is built. When members of the group need help, whether it is a meal, card of encouragement, or a friendly listening ear, S.O.S. is there. Not only the members of the group benefit from their compassion, but members of the church, community, and world-wide mission endeavors benefit as well. Love offerings are used to help people in the community, different charitable organizations, and our men and women in the armed forces, to name just a few. They have sent animals to foreign countries, supplies to school projects overseas, and have adopted a girl from Brazil, sending monies to help make life easier and more meaningful. The acronym S.O.S. stands for "Save Our Sanity," "Share Ourselves," and "Serve Our Savior." Through life and spiritual lessons, the group grows and laughs together as they strive toward these precepts. The group meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the home of its members. Everyone is invited!

 

Men’s Fellowship

Men’s Fellowship meets for breakfast and devotions at 8:00 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month in the Calico Room at Heritage Pointe. They conduct two East of Chicago fundraisers each year, with all proceeds used to assist local families in need.

 

United Methodist Women

The Solid Rock United Methodist Women meet on the first Thursday of each month (except January and February) at 9:30 a.m. in the Calico Room at Heritage Pointe. United Methodist Women is the largest denominational organization for women with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritiual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice. Members raise up to $20 million each year for programs and projects related to women, children and youth in the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world.

 

Bread of Life Food Pantry

Solid Rock supports the Warren Bread of Life Food Pantry through donations and by providing volunteer assistance on a regular basis.

 

Christmas All Year

Originally created to assist families during the winter holidays, Christmas All Year now provides rent and utility assistance to families in need throughout the year.

 

Concession Stand

Solid Rock operates the concession stand at Tower Park during the summer ball season. This ministry provides a Christian presence at the park and concessions at affordable prices for families. Proceeds from the stand support a variety of other Solid Rock ministries.

 

Card Ministry

The card ministry repurposes used greeting cards, which are sold at nominal prices. Their selection of cards is located across the hall from the restrooms.

 

“Feasting on the Word” Bible Study

Solid Rock is blessed to have a number of retired pastors worshipping with us. Several of these pastors lead a Monday evening Bible study, using the scripture passage for the upcoming sermon.

 

Helping Hands

Helping Hands responds to maintenance needs of members of the church and community.

 

Blessings and Needs

Gently used furnishings are available for church and community members.

 

Prayer Adventure

Prayer Adventure meets every Wednesday evening at 6:00 to pray for the church, community, nation, and world.

 

Prayer Chain

The Prayer Chain notifies members of prayer needs via a phone call chain.

 

Cookie Ministry

In months with five Sundays, Rock Solid Youth meet on the fifth Sunday to bake cookies, which are used in various ministries.

 

Young Adult Luncheons

A prepared lunch is provided after worship once a month for a time of fellowship for young adults.

 

Fall Bazaar

A variety of crafts and foods are available at the annual Fall Bazaar, an opportunity for church and community members to gather.

 

Scholarships

Solid Rock members and regular attenders may apply for college scholarships offered annually.

 

Soup for the Soul

Soup for the Soul is a free soup supper, in February, to which the community is invited. This is not a fundraiser and no donations are accepted. It is a way to share God’s love, no strings attached!

 

Community VBS

In cooperation with other Warren churches, a Vacation Bible School is hosted annually at a different site each year.

 

CROP Hunger Walk

The CROP Walk takes place each fall. Funds raised help alleviate hunger locally and around the world.

 

Warmth Tree

Each year during the Christmas season, gloves, hats, and scarves are collected for children and donated to area schools.

 

Fifth Sunday Sing

In months with a fifth Sunday, a hymn sing is sponsored by Solid Rock at Heritage Pointe.

 

Camp Scholarships

All children of the church who apply to attend a United Methodist church camp are eligible for this scholarship, which pays a portion of their registration fee.

 

Exercise Nights

Exercise Nights take place weekly during much of the year. Anyone who wants to fellowship while exercising is welcome!

 

Bear Ministry

Donated teddy bears are given to children and others in need of emotional support and encouragement.

 

 For more information about any of these ministries, contact the church office at 375-3873.